House Cleaning Wollongong

When should I hire a cleaner for my house? (Updated 2018)

Elleishas Property Service’s – House Cleaning

When should I hire a house cleaner?

As with many activities in our modern age it is very common now for a household to outsource cleaning.  House cleaning services range from coming in on a regular basis and spring cleaning, end of lease cleaning or giving your house a thorough one-off clean.

If this is a new experience for you, you may be wondering,

“What should I expect?’

Elleisha’s Property Services, a Wollongong Cleaning Company and Shellharbour Cleaning Company in the Illawarra have been cleaning houses professionally for over 18 years.  Below are some useful guidelines on what you should expect when engaging with a domestic cleaning company or a house cleaner.

What should I expect when hiring a cleaner for my house?

Take into consideration no two house cleaning requirements are the same and the home cleaning requirements may vary according to your needs.

However to make it easier Elleishas Property Services have outlined general home cleaning activities.

House Cleaning Activities

Bathroom’s, Toilets or Ensuite Cleaning

Cleaning of tiled surfaces with particular attention to showers with the removal of mould from tiles & grout. Shower tracks are cleaned.

Clean toilet

Clean vanity outside (taps, sides and doors).

Clean mirrors.

Vacuum and mopping of floors.

Light switches, power points and toilet roll holders are cleaned and free from marks, fingerprints and dust.

If there are any towels they are folded neatly.

Bins are emptied

Kitchen and/or Laundry Cleaning

Cleaning bench tops, including cupboard doors, sides & paying particular attention to cupboard kick boards. Dusting & wiping down of shelving.

If there are dishes in the sink, they are washed.

Cleaning stove & stovetops (within reason). – OVENS USUALLY ARE AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE

Kitchen & laundry tub is cleaned.

Stainless steel is properly cleaned & shinny.

Skirting boards are cleaned

Floor is vacuumed and mopped

Light switches and power points are free from marks, fingerprints and dust.

Microwave is cleaned inside and out

Front of fridge/freezer cleaned

Bins emptied


Bedroom Cleaning

Cleaning of any built-in wardrobes making sure any mirrored wardrobes are cleaned

Vacuum carpeted floors and mopping of polished floor boards or tiled floors

Cleaning skirting boards.

Cleaning light switches and power points making sure they are free from marks, fingerprints and dust.

Dusting of all surfaces.

Making of beds and changing of linen if required


Lounge, Dining and Rumpus Room Cleaning

Vacuum carpeted floors and mopping of polished floor boards or tiled floors

Straightening and vacuuming any mats.

Clean skirting boards.

Fluff and straighten any cushions.

Dust all surfaces

Cleaning of all glass including T.V. screens, tabletops & any glass doors on showcases or wall units.

Cleaning light switches and power points making sure they are free from marks, fingerprints & dust.


Window Cleaning and Sliding Doors

Spot clean any windows & sliding doors that are used frequently and are clearly visible inside & out. – WINDOW CLEANING IS USUALLY ARE AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE

What is not included in house cleaning?

It is important to distinguish general house cleaners from specialised services, like window cleaning. House cleaners will typically not carry out all the below especially if the cleaning services require dedicated equipment and time.

These include:

Window Cleaning Services
Carpet Cleaning
Oven Cleaning
Rubbish Removal
Rental Bond or End of Lease Cleans

Fumigation and Pest Control

Rubbish Removal Services
Lawn Mowing

How much does it cost to hire a cleaner for my house?

The best way of finding out the cost of your house cleaning job is to get quotes from local house cleaners.   Elleisha’s Property Services offer no obligation free quotes to estimate the time involved to clean your home.

Elleisha’s property services cleans homes throughout the Illawarra including Bulli, Corrimal, Wollongong, Figtree, Shellharbour, Kiama and Gerringong.


About elleisha

No Comments

Leave a Comment